Hack, Make, Teach
Tonight (Friday, Feb 26th) at the weekly meeting of the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club, I’ll be presenting a fast tour of a number of applications useful to radio amateurs. These are all free of cost and open source software. I’m going to do a quick presentation of each, without going into a lot of detail.
Applications shown will include:
fldigi – sound card digital modem
xlog – a logging program
hamlib – rig and rotator control
xdx – dx cluster client
colrdx – another dx cluster client
gpredict – satellite pass prediction and information
splat – VHF/UHF propagation prediction using terrain data
antennavis – Antenna pattern modeling and visualization
xnec2c - Another antenna modeling application
gsmc – a smith chart tool
aldo – morse code trainer
xastir – APRS application which can use network or rf connection
And . . . A surprise demo that I think is very interesting. The success of that demo will depend on reception conditions at the meeting. If I can’t make a full-functioning demo I’ll show what I can.
The meeting is at the Huntsville American Red Cross Chapter house at 7:30.
Next Friday, March 5th at the same time and place, we’re going to be having an installfest to install Ubuntu Linux on your computers.